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Forget Dufnering. Forget Tebowing and every other played-out “-ing” thing that has captured the imagination of anyone with a Twitter or Instagram account and taken the interwebs by storm over the past few years. Thanks to Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter’s big effort and subsequent flop over the bullpen fence in the ALCS while trying […]The post Because everything has to be turned into a bit, ‘#Huntering’ is now a thing (photos) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

Cop from David Ortiz grand slam humbled by all the attention

Steve Horgan, the Boston police officer who instantly became an Internet celebrity after he was seen raising his arms in triumph after David Ortiz hit a grand slam during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, said he has been “humbled” by the tremendous amount […]The post Cop ‘humbled’ by attention his celebration of David...

David Ortiz’s ‘Resume of Awesomeness’ Includes Hitting Home Run With Broken Wrist Back in 2001

David Ortiz has accomplished some tremendous feats with the Red Sox. But to this day, one of the most impressive, manly and just plain awesome things that Ortiz has ever done came while he was still with the Twins. Ortiz, who continues to add to his impressive resume, once hit a home run with a broken wrist while playing for the Twins in 2001. Sure, the blast came more than 12 years...

Pitch your butt off

David Ortiz is a stand-up guy, but he is struggling at the plate in the ALCS. Save for his game-tying grand slam in Game 2, Big Papi has gone 0 for 14 this series against a Tigers pitching staff that continues to fan Boston hitters at a ridiculous pace -- 53 K's over four games. Though, despite his struggles at the plate, Ortiz gives credit where credit is due and verbally...

David Ortiz Acknowledges Tigers Pitching Is at ‘Another Level’ But Says That ‘Doesn’t Mean It’s Over’ for Red Sox

David Ortiz is 1-for-15 in the American League Championship Series. That one hit was a good one — a game-tying grand slam in Game 2 — but it’s the other 14 at-bats that have him and the rest of the Red Sox shaking their heads. “This is [the] playoffs. Everybody brings their best. The way they’ve been pitching is a whole totally different game,” Ortiz said of Detroit...

David Ortiz Was The One That Got Away

BIG PAPI, A MET? Yes, it’s true according to an article on WFAN that cites a report from USA Today that calls David Ortiz the Met who got away. The Minnesota Twins offered Ortiz to the Mets for practically a bag of balls in Nov. 2002, according to USA Today. The tidbit was published Friday in a piece by Paul White about the bond  between Ortiz and former teammate Torii Hunter...

Are Carlos Beltran and David Ortiz worthy of the Hall of Fame?

Over the weekend, the two most well regarded “clutch hitters” in baseball did their thing. Carlos Beltran won Game 1 of the NLCS with a 13th inning walk-off double, continuing his long trend of destroying the baseball in the postseason. On Sunday, David Ortiz hit a game tying grand slam in the 8th inning, capping a somewhat miraculous comeback when the Tigers seemed fully in...

Red Sox Bullpen Cop Steve Horgan Humbled by New-Found Fame, Raves About Red Sox (Video)

Thanks to one giant swing from David Ortiz, Steve Horgan joined the likes of LOLCats, the “I like Turtles” kid and Ridiculously Photogenic Guy in an ever-growing group of Internet celebrities and memes. That’s because Horgan, the Boston Police officer who patrols the Red Sox bullpen at Fenway Park, became something of an overnight pop culture star just by celebrating on the...

Boston officer humbled by grand slam attention

Boston police officer Steve Horgan never imagined that a simple gesture celebrating a thrilling comeback by the Red Sox would create such a buzz. Horgan raised his arms over his head in jubilation after David Ortiz's eighth-inning grand slam tied Sunday's AL championship series game against the Detroit Tigers and sparked the Red Sox to a 6-5 win, tying the series at one...

Mike Green is working on his Torii Hunter pose

Mike Green is working on his Torii Hunter pose. Ole. [FOX Buzz] **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return HomeFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.

Countdown to Cooperstown: David Ortiz

Bill James has a simple invention that he calls "The Favorite Toy". He uses a player's stats from his three previous seasons to assign an established performance level (similar to the algorithm used by Baseball Mogul). This formula projects David Ortiz to finish his career with exactly 500 home runs. With the exception of those connected to steroid usage, every eligible...

Best moments of Red Sox win over Tigers in Game 5

The Boston Red Sox are one win away from reaching the World Series following a 4-3 win Thursday night over the Detroit Tigers in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. Mike Napoli’s solo shot in the second started a three-run rally for Boston. But after scoring another run in the third, Boston’s offense went quiet, and the Red Sox relied on their pitching and defense...

Jose Iglesias makes incredible catch to rob David Ortiz of hit

Gold Glove level play the former Boston Red Sox second baseman Jose Iglesias to rob David Ortiz of a hit during Game 5 of the ALCS. Hard to find a prettier defensive play as the Sox are up early over Detroit, 4-0.

Tigers beat Red Sox to tie ALCS at 2

Detroit’s revamped lineup Wednesday resulted in early offense for the Tigers, who tied the American League Championship Series with a 7-3 win over the Boston Red Sox. Torii Hunter had a two-run double and Miguel Cabrera drove in two runs after manager Jim Leyland moved Austin Jackson out of the lineup’s top spot and moved him to eighth in 

Leyland's lineup maneuvering gets offense in order

It was early on Wednesday morning when hitting coach Lloyd McClendon sent out the chain of text messages that left the Tigers' everyday players stunned. "I was like 'Really?'" Torii Hunter said of his reaction upon finding out what the lineup would be later that night in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series -- and the expression was justified....

Playing Catch Up, Sox Closing In

As usual, I’m sure things were very quiet in my absence. Watching and following Boston sports from 3000 miles away might actually be the best way to do it. The games are finished earlier, there’s no idiotic post-game hotsportztakes and forced worries following uplifting wins, and you’re not tempted to tune into sports radio to hear how they can take the best wins and make them...
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